Na Hoaloha is happy to announce that we’ve been awarded as one of the 2016 “People Who Made a Difference” by The Maui News! This award has been a feature of The Maui News for the past 22 years and we’re thrilled to be one of this year’s recipients.

Each year during the holiday season, The Maui News selects and recognizes several Maui county residents or groups that have positively contributed to the community over the course of the year. Often these people work behind the scenes, generously helping to improve our community, with little or no recognition. The “People Who Made a Difference” award seeks to recognize these people for their good deeds and give the community a glimpse into the generous work they’ve been up to throughout the year.

This year Na Hoaloha was recognized as one of five award-winners. We were recognized for our work serving the elderly and people with disabilities in our community. Special note was given to the important work our volunteers undertake in offering company to those in need and those who may be isolated from the community. As one of the winners, The Maui News ran a great article about the work we do.

Congratulations to the other 2016 winners, which included Holoholo Bookmobile, Wesley Lo, Don McLeish, Craig Okita and Dean Yamashita. It’s great to be part of such an active community. And of course, mahalo to all the volunteers who make our organization a success—we couldn’t do this important work without you!

For more information on the “People Who Made a Difference” award, check out the full article on The Maui News website.